Sound recording:  A storage medium containing recorded sound or a representation of a musical composition from which sound can be mechanically reproduced, such as a piano roll.

Field 007 has no indicators or subfield codes; the data elements are positionally defined.  Field 007 for the category of material sound recording currently has fourteen character positions defined for it.

Validity by material type:  All character positions in 007 for sound recording records are valid for all types.

Record requirements in National-level or Minimal-level records for 007 sound recording:  Optional.  Requirements for the character positions vary.  See the specific character position description.

Character positions in 007 for sound recording:

007/00:  Category of material

007/01:  Specific material designation

007/02:  Undefined

007/03:  Speed

007/04:  Configuration of playback channels

007/05:  Groove width/groove pitch

007/06:  Dimensions

007/07:  Tape width

007/08:  Tape configuration

007/09:  Kind of disc, cylinder or tape

007/10:  Kind of material

007/11:  Kind of cutting

007/12:  Special playback characteristics

007/13:  Capture and storage technique

See:  Examples of 007 field for a sound recording.

See also:

007  Physical Description Fixed Field